Sell Your Car
We are always interested in buying low mileage cars in good condition with service history.
If you are considering selling your car, we are happy to offer you a price based on your car’s age, mileage and condition – it will be based on the trade price, so it won’t be the best price possible, but we make our profit buying at a trade price and selling at a retail price.
Even if you have outstanding finance, we can help – all you need to do is request from your finance provider a settlement figure, which will be sent to you in writing – it is generally valid for a 30 day period.
If we agree figures, we will pay you by electronic bank transfer, making the whole process quick and easy. Unlike some web-based car buying services, we won't charge you a £74.99 'transaction fee', nor will we charge you a £29.75 'same day payment' fee.
Here are the documents you’ll need to provide;
- V5C Registration Certificate
- Current MOT Certificate (plus any previous)
- Service Book (or service invoices)
- Handbook Pack
- Spare Key
- Spare Wheel & Tools
Please note – if you are unable to locate your V5C registration certificate, we are unable to purchase your car.
To find out more, please complete the enquiry form at the bottom of the page or call the dealership on 01444 452 621.
There a number of other methods available to you, as listed below;
Selling a car privately can be time-consuming, but you’ll probably get a better price.
Here’s what you’ll need to do:
Advertise your car to potential buyers – for example, a ‘For Sale’ sign on the windows of your car and/or a shop, classified ads in local papers, or ads on sites such as Friday Ad, Gumtree, PistonHeads, AutoTrader and Motors. Or, you might be able to find a buyer among friends or their friends through social media like Facebook, or at work.
Make sure you describe your car correctly in your advertisement and that you can prove you’re its legal owner.
Deal promptly with calls or emails from potential buyers.
Arrange and be present at viewings and test-drives. Check who is insured to drive your car before setting off on a test drive and always keep control of the keys.
Arrange a safe way of being paid for the sale.
When you sell a used car privately it is important to provide the buyer with a 'sold as seen, tried and approved without guarantee' receipt. You can download a template here - print two copies and complete them in front of the buyer - each party should sign and keep a copy of this document as proof of sale.
You should bear in mind that this doesn't affect the buyer's legal rights – the car must match any description that you give in writing or verbally in the course of the sale.
And you can't use a 'sold as seen' receipt to cover the possibility that the car may be unroadworthy either. The law is clear – it's illegal to sell a car in an unroadworthy condition.
Online car buying sites
You simply enter your car’s details and the site comes back with a quote - this is likely to be lower or similar to your car’s trade value, but this valuation is subject to a physical inspection of your car.
If the inspection reveals some faults, the final valuation figure might be considerably lower and you might have to pay an administration fee for the service and a fee to receive a same-day payment.
Which? Magazine investigated six car-buying websites in 2010. It found that with five of them, sellers would have got a better price by trading their car in at a dealership.
Auctioning a car is quick and relatively hassle-free.
But there’s no guarantee your car will reach its reserve price, and you might end up getting less for it than through other ways of selling.
Most auction buyers are in the motor trade. If you’re lucky and attract a private buyer, they might be prepared to pay more for your car than a dealer would be.
Online auctions like eBay are a particularly easy way of selling a used car. You simply advertise your car on the site with a full description and photos, and then put the auction ‘live’.
As with a private sale, you must describe your car accurately so as not to mislead buyers.